Martin Bowling: Episode 3

I still need more votes on the immediate future of this blog. We are at a tied vote right now!

You can read the rest of Martin’s story: episode 1 and episode 2.

Martin & Jade work for the same corporation, so they saw each other throughout the week at work. On Friday evening, Martin was surprised to receive a phone call from Jade asking if he wanted to hang out at her place.

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Martin already knew that Jade was outgoing and friendly like himself, but he also learned that she was very neat & tidy. She was very ambitious and considered her career very important. Martin was impressed by her. While her physical appearance and friend group seemed to suggest “party girl” (and she was the leader of the “Partihaus” club), she was actually quite put-together.

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Martin tried the classic move he saw in romantic comedies on television: yawn, stretch, and put your arm around the girl.

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To his surprise, it worked. Martin was confused by this whole chain of events. He’d never before felt such a quick connection to someone. Skeptical thoughts sometimes ran through his mind, but Martin liked to believe most people had good intentions.

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Martin was still searching for his perfect club, so he decided to give “Partihaus” a try on Friday evening after a long work week. Jade seemed to enjoy hanging out with these people, so maybe he would too.

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The requirements were pretty simple…get together at various places to party. Martin found he rather enjoyed the partying. He liked being around so many people, and he was beginning to enjoy dancing.

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While Martin paid a lot of attention to Jade, he also made sure to introduce himself to pretty much everyone he met.

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He discovered his sweater twin at the bar! Martin ordered some juice.

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And not long after, Jade bounced over to the bar to join him. She ordered a bowl of chips. Martin liked how she sought him out, it made him feel wanted.

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Since it was Friday, Martin stayed out very late.

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Saturday morning was spent recovering from the night before, and reading in his pjs.

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Saturday afternoon he took a walk to the local cafe to meet some more people. The Avante Gardes were there, and he was friendly enough to them. He also spent a lot of time chatting to other locals in the shop. At some point, he managed to buy himself a cheesecake (I didn’t see this happen, nor did I instruct him to do so…it was the same thing with the cannoli the other day…the man really likes his desserts!).

Thanks for reading! I hope you are enjoying reading about Martin!

Round Five: The Flasterdasher Family

This is the middle of Round 5 of our Community Town. We are focusing on the neighborhood of Newcrest. You can learn more about the game, and submit your own character, here.

Lola was last round’s edition to the neighborhood. Lola has been mainly focusing on her career. She wants to ultimately become an infamous mixologist, but in order to do that, she must first get her hands dirty. She has worked herself from dishwasher to caterer, but her life wasn’t very exciting this week.

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She now has a yoga mat on her porch, so when she can’t attend classes at the gym, she can still practice.

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She ran into the town’s newest resident, Asara Swift. Did she just find her doppelganger?

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When not working or doing yoga, Lola heads down to the local nightclub.

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While she makes some time for socializing at the club, she spends most of the time practicing making cocktails behind the counter.

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And befriending bartenders.

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She met this unique gentlemen on the street one day, and they hit it off immediately.

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He is a patron of the arts, and has an interesting fashion sense. Unfortunately for Lola, he is married.

Round 5 Results: Flasterdasher

  • Current Wishes: Level up in mixology, Become inspired
  • Master Mixologist (0/4)
  • Career: Caterer (Culinary 3)
  • Skills: Cooking (7); Mixology, Charisma, Wellness (3); Comedy, Gourmet Cooking (2); Fitness, Mischief, Video Games (1)
  • Friends: Cedric Tyler (cheerful, neat, foodie, Patron of the Arts)
  • Romantic Interest: Don Lothario (well, he’s everybody’s romantic interest!)

Community Sim #3: Eyecolor & Personality Continued

For Community Sim #3, we’ve decided: gender (male), skintone (see below), hair color, hair style, facial hair, his aspiration (deviance) and his lifetime goal (chief of mischief). So, this guy spends his days annoying people and playing pranks.

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We’ve determined that CS3 wears mostly athletic clothes or sweaters and pants, and his clothes have a hint of weirdness.

Marina Day 16

This is part of my “Community Sims” series where readers of this blog help create the Sims I use. Check out the rest of the posts here.  And please, feel free to vote in the most current poll to help me design the next community sim (#3)!

So far, you have decided that Marina should pursue the maximum level of gardening achievement and become friends with Travis and Summer. You had her wait on a relationship with Travis. She is allowed to pursue three of her own whims per day, regardless as to whether or not that match our goals for her. She spends time cooking one decent meal a day, but the rest she just grabs something quick like yogurt or cereal.  She is currently saving up to purchase a computer. You recently decided she should give it a try with Travis. Thanks to a weird flux in the space time continuum (a repercussion of the Bachelor challenge), Travis has aged significantly. You have decided Marina should not pursue a relationship with anyone for the time being.

Promotion

Today had a little bit of excitement! It started off normal- woke up, got dressed, had a quick breakfast, went to work, worked all day, but just as I was about to leave, my boss called me into her office to give me a promotion! I am now a Freelance Article Writer!

Other than the promotion, though, I don’t have much to tell.

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I made a Caprese salad for dinner.

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Watched some TV while I ate.

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By the time I was done with dinner it was dark, so I stayed inside until bed.

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And read a book.

Community Sim #3: Personality & Eye Color

Poor CS #3! Totally neglected. Half created. I stopped playing my other Sims temporarily when I started the Bachelor Challenge. And completely forgot that we could have continued working on CS #3!

For Community Sim #3, we’ve decided: gender (male), skintone (see below), hair color, hair style, facial hair, his aspiration (deviance) and his lifetime goal (chief of mischief). So, this guy spends his days annoying people and playing pranks.

First- would you PLEASE name him? Just start throwing out male names in the comments section.

Next up…eyes. We need to redo this poll since something (a free content patch maybe?) cause there to be new eye colors in the game.

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Let’s bring a bit more life to this guy. What is CS#3 like?

What is his clothing style?

Marina: Day 14 & 15

This is part of my “Community Sims” series where readers of this blog help create the Sims I use. Check out the rest of the posts here.  And please, feel free to vote in the most current poll to help me design the next community sim (#3)!

So far, you have decided that Marina should pursue the maximum level of gardening achievement and become friends with Travis and Summer. You had her wait on a relationship with Travis. She is allowed to pursue three of her own whims per day, regardless as to whether or not that match our goals for her. She spends time cooking one decent meal a day, but the rest she just grabs something quick like yogurt or cereal.  She is currently saving up to purchase a computer. You recently decided she should give it a try with Travis.

Today was just another average day.

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I went to make breakfast when I realized both the fridge and oven were broken. Sigh. I don’t have the time or skill to repair them (and I certainly don’t want to try that alone) so I paid to replace both of them. Good thing I had money saved up for that computer.

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My table was too messy, so I ate at my future computer desk. I then went to work.

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My job performance was quite excellent today. I think I am going to get a promotion soon. Another blogger accused me of plagiarism. I chose to ignore them- “don’t feed the trolls” sort of thing and that seemed to work out well.

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When I got home, I took care of all my plants.

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And then jumped in the pool for a quick swim before bed.

Day 15

Hey! I have today off! That was totally unexpected.

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After showering and getting dressed, I cleaned up the house a bit.

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Then I tried making my first “gourmet” recipe- a fruit and yogurt parfait. Delicious!

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I did some gardening for a while.

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But my plants were still pretty good from yesterday, and I was feeling sad and lonely. I called the sadness hotline, they always cheer me up.

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In the late afternoon, Summer came over. I almost didn’t recognize her. She transitioned from adult to elder! I didn’t realize she was in the adult stage! I swear she was younger. Maybe I am aging slower than everyone else?! This means Travis is older now too. I better start spending more time with them. Maybe I work too much. I think this has made my loneliness even worse.

Community Sim #3: Facial Hair & Eye Color

For Community Sim #3, we’ve decided: gender (male), skintone (see below), his aspiration (deviance) and his lifetime goal (chief of mischief). So, this guy spends his days annoying people and playing pranks.

We’ve finally decided on the hair:

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We’ve also decided that he will be a childish and outgoing goofball.

Eyecolors:

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